Imran Khan demands National Assembly ‘shutdown’ after ruckus
ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has demanded shutdown of the National Assembly following the ruckus in the lower house of the Parliament on Wednesday night, ARY News reported.
Speaking to media outside Supreme Court on Friday, PTI chief said it was not the first time that Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) have demonstrated such behavior. “Such incidents have also occurred in the past, ” Khan said.
“What is the need of such an assembly? Shut it down and save the nation’s taxes,” he added.
The Tehreek-e-Insaf chief said that lawmakers come in the assembly to mint money and save the elite. He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is facing corruption charges but no one talks about it.
Khan asked where were “PML-N’s goons” when a dictator ousted his government. The PTI chief said, “All those chanting ‘Qadam Barhao Nawaz Sharif’ went into hiding in 2007.”
The PTI chairman said that the nation is waiting for justice. He also said that people were killed and severely tortured in the Model Town incident but no one made answerable.
He said that his party came to the streets for justice but were dealt in a violent manner. The government told us to come in the assembly so that the issue can be discussed. “When we return to the assembly, this kind of attitude being shown towards us instead of giving us answers,” Khan said.
Imran said that the chief executive of a country is answerable to people in democracy but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif refuses to do so. He said that the ruling party is protecting corruption instead of seeking answers from the prime minister.
The PTI chairman said that the prime minister should be behind the bars over fooling the nation with the letter of the Qatari prince.